Tag Archives: Europe

Ane Brun Watches the Changing of the Seasons

The difference between music awards in North America and Europe often astounds me. Sure, a “Grammy Award” is universally synonymous with quality on each side of the Atlantic Ocean, but the exposure that it provides the artist with differs dramatically. … Continue reading

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Ann Vriend and the Spy Who Loved Her

Though the album’s name and cover art provide ample indication of its overlying theme, it is the first line on Ann Vriend‘s third album, When We Were Spies, that truly prepares the listener for the cinematic storyline that the budding … Continue reading

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Nick Jaina Feels the Delicate Wool

In the often fascinating field of archeology, success requires the ability to embrace the past in order to advance the future. All forms of advanced technology have a preceding influence, whether it be in an intricately designed blueprint or simply … Continue reading

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Spanish Prisoners Sing Songs to Forget

As the historically implied name of his solo project may suggest, songwriter Leo Maymind finds contentment in writing songs that disregard time, place, and age to the fullest extent. Under his Spanish Prisoners alias, one can come to expect both … Continue reading

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Mike Ladd Turns on the Nostalgialator

In terms of self-coined genres, the result is often either overbearingly descriptive or shockingly accurate with no wavering point, especially when “Afro-” is the preceding article to a genre that is considered somewhat conventional in nature. Now, after the acclaimed … Continue reading

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Private Has a Secret Lover

I try to spread the genres out a bit with my day-to-day articles. A little bit of pop one day, a touch of rock the other, and full-fledged electronica the next; diversity certainly makes our lives a lot less tiring. … Continue reading

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Girls Aloud Get Tangled Up

Ah, guilty pleasures. It is an aspect of life where the specifications are usually determined by the demographic in which it is presented to. For instance, take a look at chocolate. In Belgium, it is eaten morning, noon, and night … Continue reading

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